Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Daniel Holford has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1986. He is also a licensed minister. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University Graduate School of Psychology and Vanguard University of Southern California. He has taught at National University Fresno, University of LaVerne and at numerous educational and church community seminars. He has consulted with numerous churches on church based recovery ministries, having launched one that has been in operation for over 20 years. He provides marital and relationship therapy, works with victime of crime, depression and anxiety, and family issues. He began the counseling center in July of 1993.
Phone: (559) 738-0700 ext 17
Donald Kirk Weintz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). He has twenty-five years of experience in the field of social work and psychotherapy serving multiple ages, socioeconomic and culturally diverse clients. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. His expertise lies in the areas of dual diagnosis, trauma, sexually addictive behaviors (e.g., sexual offending, pornography, affairs, etc), men's issues, sexual identity issues, intimacy issues, marital therapy and eating disorders.
Phone: (559) 738-0700 ext 14
Kathie Mittman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been with TMG since 2003. She is a graduate of Fresno State University and the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. She has conducted classes about marriage issues at her church. She provides marital and relationship therapy, works with adults and children who are victims of abuse, depression, anxiety and family issues. She provides pychotherapy at the counseling center in Visalia and in Porterville.
Phone: (559) 738-0700 ext 16
Nikki Rodriguez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and she has a Master's degree in Counseling from Fresno State University. Her areas of expertise include working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Nikki specializes in treating mood disorders including anxiety and depression, trauma, co-occurring disorders and addictive behaviors. In addition to her work at Trinity, Nikki has also worked with the Visalia Rescue Mission's residential drug rehabilitation program to provide individual and group therapy. She is experienced in utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in facilitating group therapy and plans to become certified.
Phone: (559) 738-0700 ext 24
Richard L. Wendt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been with TMG since September 2012. He earned a Masters of Arts in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling and a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in New Testament Theology from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Richard has 17 years combined experience in Law Enforcement, firefighting, and EMS as a Paramedic. He has 20 years' experience in ministry working as pastor, chaplain, and pastoral counselor. Before coming to TMG he worked as a therapist at the College of the Sequoias and at Visalia Youth Services. Richard works with adolescents, children, individuals, and couples. His Masters work in traumatic stress has led him to specialize in Trauma and PTSD in both adults and children as well as post graduate study in neurophysiology. He is also working towards specialization in couple's therapy and working with children/adolescents with mood and behavioral problems. He teaches parenting classes and has taught marriage clinics at churches.
Phone: (559) 741-3864
Christi Rooney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been with Trinity Ministries Group since May 2014. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Prior to beginning an internship at Trinity Ministries she also worked as a trainee therapist at Visalia Youth Services. Christi has worked with the Visalia Rescue Mission's residential drug rehabilitation program to provide individual and group therapy. Her areas of expertise include working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Areas of interest include addictive behaviors, anxiety, trauma, depression and couples therapy.
Phone: (559) 738-0700 ext 19
Deb De Carlo-Akins, LMFT
Deb De Carlo-Akins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Brandman University. Deb received her undergraduate degree from Fresno Pacific University in Organizational Leadership. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) for treating PTSD. Deb has additional clinical experience working with clients experiencing symptoms of severe mental illness on the local county Assertive Community Treatment team. She enjoys working with couples and families, adolescents and individuals. Deb is also interested in assisting clients with trauma or difficulty adjusting to unique life stressors, such as medical conditions.
Phone: (559) 738-0700 ext 21
MFT Interns & Trainees, LPCC Intern & Trainee
MFT Interns & Trainees, LPCC Intern & Trainee
Laura utilizes clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions to assist her clients, dependent upon each individual’s unique needs. She will provide you with a warm, nonjudgmental environment, a safe place to explore the issues preventing you from living the life you want. Laura has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Her clinical experience includes assisting clients with addiction, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, divorce and parenting, relationship issues and other challenges. With a background in vocational rehabilitation, she is uniquely qualified to assist individuals experiencing difficulty with the challenges of psychological and medical issues. Laura earned a Graduate Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from California State University, Fresno.
Grace Ozuna is a practicum student who will graduate in the fall of 2017 with her Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from University of Phoenix. Grace desires to work with individuals, families, adolescents, and children to explore perceptions, inter-personal relationships and attachment issues. She understands that past relationships, culture, and family systems influence and shape one's identity and current relationships. Her clinical skills offer ways of seeing one's past experiences and patterns of relating as opportunities for change, growth, and transformation. Her goal is to walk alongside people helping them become truly authentic, connected, and fulfilled.
Lisete Oyervidez is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She is currently completing her degree requirements at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, she is expected to graduate with her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling in May 2018. Lisete has over 15 years of combined experience in social services working in victims services, Probation, Child Welfare Services,with at-risk youth, and with developmentally delayed adults and their families. Lisete provides therapy for individuals, children, and adolescents. Lisete is bilingual- Spanish and English.
Debra Schmitt is a student intern who will graduate in the Spring of 2018 with her Master of Science in Social Work from Arizona State University. Debra works with individuals, adolescents, and children using a strengths based approach that is client centered. Her passion is working with clients using attachment theory to encourage healthy emotion regulation skills and increase feelings of connection in family relationships. Prior to her work at Trinity, she was a children's program director for a homeless shelter and also ran recovery groups for many individuals living in the shelter. She also taught parenting classes at the shelter. Areas of interest include addictive behaviors, anxiety, depression, trauma, and attachment
Danielle Vera is a practicum student who will graduate in the fall of 2018 with her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Capella University. Danielle has been volunteering with Trinity Ministries since December 2015. She has 8 years of experience working with children and adolescence. she has a special interest working with Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Collaborative Therapy to help people reach their desired goals. Danielle currently provides therapy for individuals, children and adolescents. Her main goal is to help people create positive change and improve their relationships on a daily basis.
Phone: (559) 738-0700